Flying High for Cystic Fibrosis
We have recently launched a new program, Flying High for Cystic Fibrosis which provides introductory flight lessons to individuals with CF at Mid Island Air Service in
The first recipient of our Flying High for Cystic Fibrosis program was Alvaro. Alvaro is fourteen and has had an interest in airplanes and flying since he was young. He wants to be in the air force and has been practicing his skills with his flight simulator computer game, so when Alvaro found out he was chosen to fly an actual plane he was pretty pumped!
A big thanks to Jim Orehosky and the staff of Mid Island Air Service who helped get the Flying High for Cystic Fibrosis program off the ground, literally! They generously donated the first lesson at no charge. Special thanks to Mike Conklin of the NYFD and his team at E259, L128, B45. Mike and his wife Holly have three of four wonerful children who fight the fight and kick butt on CF each and every day. Also C.A.L.I.B.E.R. of
Click on Photo Gallery for more pictures of Alvaro's flight!